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Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. it's probably a wise thing they did. >> rose: rupert murdoch and london and paul farmer on haiti when we continue. every story needs a hero we can all root for. who beats the odds and comes out on top. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is bned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, suppt small business. shop small. captiong snsored by rose communicaons from our studiosn new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin this evening with the story of rupert mdoch and his media empire, which is under siege in london. the controversy arises from an ongoing phone hacking scandal and inappropriate relgtszships with the police. murdoch flew to london last weekend to take command of the defense of his company newscorp. on sunday he shut down the newspaper involved in the scandal. the 168-year-old tabloid "news of the world." yeerday he whdrehis bid for the remaining shares of b sky b worth more than $
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Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, including an attack on media mogul rupert murdoch by a prankster armed with a plate of shaving cream. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we examine today's proceedings where the head of news corp said he was shocked, appalled and ashamed, but not responsible for the misdeeds. we talk to john burns of "the new york times" and david folkenflik of npr. >> brown: then, we ask nuclear regulatory commission chair gregory jaczko if u.s. reactors could withstand an earthquake like the one that devastated japan. >> ifill: from indonesia, ray suarez reports on the challenges and the troubles facing one of the world's largest democracies. >> it made tremendous strides politically and economically but still struggles with corruption. >> brown: kwame holman updates the budget battles as the house and senate offer dueling plans for reducing the deficit. >> ifill: and judy woodruff explores the deadline-driven deal cutting underway with political editor david chalian. >> brown: plus, in a season of tornadoes, floods and more, we get some po
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Jul 15, 2011 11:00pm PDT
andrew edgecliff johnson about you rupert murdoch and the news corporation case in london. >> i tell you today is not the end of the story but with the res ig make of rebekah brooks on tuesday, this is a story which will run for months if not years with police investigations, judicial inquiries, lawsuits and any number of other threats still piling up against the mpany. but it's a significant day. >> the president's press conference, global implications for europe and th united states and the rupert--upert murdoch case. >>> funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: and by bloomberg a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. from our studiosn new york city, this is charlie rose. >> psident obama had a press conferen earlier th morni
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Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
. >> coming up on the program, a lone protester attacked rupert murdoch during a british parliamentary inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal. israeli commandos aboard a boat full of activists trying to reach basra. >> and in business news, a new currency for the south sudan. >> we begin in london, where a parliamentary inquiry has been under way in the phone-acting scandal that led to the demise of rupert murdoch's tabloid newspaper "news of the road." the former editor, rebekah brooks, was answering questions after being arrested on allegations of hacking and bribing police while at the newspaper. british parliamentarians also grilled media mogul rupert murdoch and his son james pre- empt rupert murdoch apologized for the phone hacking, but he denied that he was ultimately responsible. he interrupted his son to say that the day was the most humble in his life. the proceedings took a dramatic turn when a protester hit rupert murdoch with a foam pie. >> there was a police escort for rupert murdoch as soon arrive for the parliamentary hearing. he and his son james appeared together. the
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Jul 10, 2011 12:30pm PDT
discovers twitter. >> i am the first president to live tweet. tabloidt murdoch's "news of the world" is dead, of shame. >> we a fundamentally preached trust with our readers. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> for the record, let me say that unemployment rose to 9.2% last month, even though the economy added 18,000 jobs. astill the key on the debt limit. the president and speaker boehner have been talking about a plan to cut $4 trillion in government spending over the next 10-15 years. how do you do that? how do you increase revenue? loopholes, reduce tax deductions? or republicans dare to do that? will democrats signed onto cuts to medicare or social security? >> democrats, sucked it up. put entitlements on the table, make sure that at the end of the day, these are still programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin, democrat senate wit. sounds so reasonable when you put it on paper, nina. why can they not get it done? >> i don't know why they cannot get done. i do know why. if you looat the polling data, the american public wants no changes in so
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Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm PDT
africa. 3 million people in somalia could die of starvation. yesterday, rupert murdoch was in the hot seat and to date it was a british prime minister david cameron. he was called on to explain his links to the defunct news of the world newspaper which is at the center of a hacking scandal. he faced a barrage of questions. there was questions about his decision to hire andy coulson as his media chief. >> the right hon. gentleman. >> a stormy session in parliament. david cameron rallied his party as he deflected criticism. he has announced an inquiry into the phone hacking affair. at the heart of the scandal, there are questions about the cozy relationship between the police come and media, and politicians in britain. >> i am the first prime minister publish meetings between senior executives, private tears -- proprietors. this stretches right back to the general election. >> it was his decision to fire the former "news of the world," editor andy coulson that is drawing the most criticism. there are questions about whether andy coulson knew about the illegal activity on his watch. >> h
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Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm PDT
murdoch's media empire has claimed yet another high-ranking casualty. earlier today, the assistant commissioner of the police resigned from his post. this came after the top police officer, paul stephenson, already stepped down. there was an emergency session called in parliament to discuss the issue. >> for david cameron, there is no escaping the phone hacking scandal. his talks with the south african president jacob zuma were supposed to focus on trade ties, but journalists are more interested in the crisis at home. in particular, the prime minister's decision to hire a previous news of the world editor, who quit earlier this year. >> in terms of andy, no one has argued that the work he did in government was in any way inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government. he then left government. >> cameron's association with him is becoming increasingly awkward for the prime minister. the most senior police officer has been fired after hiring a person. critics say that cameron must also face the consequences of hiring a tainted murdoch deputy. >> the leadership the country needs,
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Jul 8, 2011 10:00pm PDT
britain took new turns today. the rupert murdoch tabloid is shutting down on sunday amid allegations that reporters hacked into phones of murder victims and the families of slain soldiers. today, police in london arrested three people, including former editor andrew coulson, who once worked for prime minister david cameron. and cameron himself faced new questions. awe instead of standing in his traditional place at the back of the home watching david cameron speak, he was heading for a south london station where he was arrested and questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to hack phones and on suspicion of bribing police officers. >> i made that decision to employ andy. he had resigned from the news of the world. he said at the time he didn't know what was happening on his watch. he should have known what was happening on his watch. he paid the price. he resigned. >> david cameron hired him to run his press operation barely five months after he resigned as editor of the news of the world and the paper's royal correspondent was jailed for phone hacking. >> didn't you turn a blind eye as to wh
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Jul 17, 2011 12:30pm PDT
john boehner saying he still thinks we can get a big deal. >> the rupert murdoch scandal may have cost the atlantic. at the department of justice and all kinds of federal agencies will be going after this very hard. we will, too. >> jay rockefeller, this is about allegations of the jourlist working for media mogul rupert murdoch illegally tapped into the phone messages of thousands of people, including families of the victims of 9/11. the fbi is apparently looking into this as well. murdoch, by the way, is a u.s. citizen. tell us about this. >> this is really serious. the foreign corrupt practices act makes it illegal to take bribes anywhere. if you are a u.s.-based corporation, and news corp. is. our laws are in it. even if it did not happen here, and it might have. we might have been just oblivious to the fact it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. that it could bring down the camera government at some point. certainly, it will undermine cameron, all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament your part of h
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Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
crisis which has already engulfed greece, ireland and portugal. the scandal swirling around the murdoch media empire forced an apology from the very top today and two high-level resignations. we have a report from cathy newman of "independent television news." >> reporter: this is the humbling of a media mogul. rupert murdoch has come to this central london hotel to pay penance to apologize for the first time to the dowler family. over allegations the "news of the world" hacked into their daughter milly's phone after she died. they arrived half an hour later yesterday, rupert murdoch called the wall street journal, one of his own papers, just to insist that the phone hacking crisis had been handled extremely well in every way possible. he said there'd only been a few minor mistakes. today, he tried to stop the rot. >> i'm the founder of the company, i was appalled to find out what had happened and i apologize and i have nothing further to say. >> reporter: the dowler family's lawyer said he believed the tycoon's regret was genuine >> yes, he did apologize, he apologized many times. i do
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Jul 24, 2011 12:30pm PDT
murdoch called before a committee of british parliament. >> do you have a responsibility? >> no. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> here is the deal -- as we require this program, we don't know how the debt ceiling business is going to play out over the weekend, but we have to put a program on the air, so here goes. president obama said he hopes to elevate the tone of her political discourse in washington. >> the way we run campaigns, the demonization of what the other side, i think that is broken down some of the trust and washington. >> anyone who witnessed his reckless spending ahabits the past 2.5 years or sat across the negotiating table the past few weeks could be forgiven for being skeptical of his recent attempts to come across as a fiscal moderate. >> that is senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, who has made no secret of his hope that president obama is a one-term president, but as markw said lat week, at least he is honest about it. some democrats are angry at the president and his people, some republicans want boehner to hold the l
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Jul 12, 2011 6:30pm PDT
murdoch and his media empire. germany pushes for a resolution against syria at the u.n. security council in new york. -- prevails in a throughly sprint finish to win his first tour de france. british lawmakers have summoned rupert murdoch and his top executives for questioning the scandal that his on his media outlets, spied on politicians, celebrities, and the victims of crimes. according to police, investigations into those charges are being blocked by his employees. gordon brown has now accused the news managers of hiring criminals to obtain his private information. >> he is what the highest level victims of the hacking scandal. the former prime minister gordon brown. brown has accused the british newspapers of illegally obtaining private information about his family. he alleges the use this information to publish the news that his newborn son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. a new police investigation will ensure that the culprits are punished. >> this looks like yet another example of an appalling invasion of privacy and had been a personal data. my heart goes out to gord
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Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
working for rupert murdoch's news corp from ned temko of the "london observer." >> ifill: then, we examine president obama's pick to lead a new consumer protection agency. >> woodruff: from indonesia, ray suarez reports on a nation coming to grips with mental health disorders even as its institutions lock up and chain patients. >> this enormous country has almost no psychiatrists,çç leaving the mentally ill with very few options for treatment. >> ifill: kwame holman brings us the latest on the showdown over raising the government's borrowing limit. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown talks to legendary concert pianist leon fleisher about overcoming a disability that nearly silenced his career. >> if there was a way that i could remain active in music without playing with two hands, well, i had to find it. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour."çç major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> oil companies have changed my country. >> oil companies can make a difference. >> we have the chance to build the economy. >> create jobs, keep people healthy and i
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Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
its last. in sun valley, idaho today, media mogul rupert murdoch-- owner of parent company news corporation-- had no comment on the tabloid's closure. but his son james murdoch said in a statement to staffers: fundamentally, action taken a number of years ago by certain individuals, in what had been a good newsroom have breached the trust that the news of the world has with its readers. >> warner: those mistakes first came to light in 2005 when "news of the world" was accused of hacking into cell phone messages of members of the royal family and famous actors. other revelations followed, amid an ongoing but fitful police inquiry. this week, public outrage exploded with leaks from that inquiry, that the family of a murdered teenager milly dowler had been victimized. a private detective working for "news of the world" allegedly hacked her voice mail after she disappeared in 2002, and deleted some messages. the activity on her phone account gave them false hope she was still alive. then yesterday, relatives of victims of london's so-called 7/7 terror attacks in 2005 said they'd bee
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Jul 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
arrested and about rupert murdoch's aborted bid for b-sky-b-- british sky broadcasting. we start with a report from gary gibbon of "independent television news." >> reporter: rupert murdoch flew the prime minister postponed parliament's summer break by a day to try to re-establish his own standing with a statement and debate. after two weeks of resisting pressure for a full-scale apology for hiring andy coulson david cameron edged towards one and he said people wouldear the full genuine article if andy coulson was found to have lied. >> i have an old fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. but if it turns out i've been lied to that would be a moment for a profound apology. and in that event i can tell you i will not fall short. people will of course make judgements about it. of course i regret and i am extremely sorry about the furore it has caused with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he would not have taken it. but you don't make decisions in hindsight. you make them in the present. you live and you learn, and
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Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
murdoch media empire news corporation dropped its bid today to take over british sky broadcasting. it was the latest fallout from the firestorm of allegations that murdoch tabloids hacked into phones of celebrities, royals and even murder victims. we have a report from gary gibbon of independent television news. >> reporter: for decades, he's loomed over british politics. feted by politicians, rely denied his wishes. but today, parliament rose up as one, all three main parties united, telling rupert murdoch he could not expand his media ownership here, right now. and he buckled. in a statement on their takeover plans, news corp said that it was too difficult to progress in this climate, but that news corp reserves the right to make an offer at a later date. >> i think this is the right decision, i've been saying that this company clearly needs to sort out the problems there are at news international, at the "newof the wld." that must be the priority, not takeovers, so the right >> reporter: it's a huge blow for james murdoch, third in command at his father's company. buying b-sky-b was on
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Jul 7, 2011 6:30pm PDT
. asked by journalists about the case in the u.s. thursday, rupert murdoch refused to answer any questions. a public inquiry in britain will examine the allegations. prominent targets expect there to be more revelations. that what we will find out in the next weeks and months it was not just "the news of the world." i almost feel sorry for them because they're taking the rap for the malpractices of the entire industry. >> "the news of the world close " whatever they uncover will not be reporting on it. >> i spoke with our rrespondent and aed what prompted news international to take this step of shutting down the paper. >> it seems the chairman of news international is planned a long game. he has thrown up his hands in the middle of the storm admitted to wrongdoing. he said he had directed the past practices of "news of the world" and did not live up to the high standards of his journalism. those who are more cynical may say this is a smart commercial decision, because the decision about b sky b is coming up. also, murdoch has other interests at news outlets in the u.k. major adve
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Jul 11, 2011 6:30pm PDT
the way for a generic version to compete on the european markets. rupert murdoch's bid to buy bskyb is dismantling. is coming under pressure because of the hacking scandal at the "news of the world" paper. the newspaper was closed down over the weekend. the bid has to go a full competition commission investigation. that came after news corp. dropped a commitment to spinning off sky news, which had been a condition for the takeover. public opinion of morocco's a media empire is at an all-time low in britain as new allegations emerge daily of data theft and hacking at other news court papers. >> thanks. the united states has condemned syria for refusing to protect the american and french embassies in damascus from attack by government loyalists. the u.s. state department said mobs assault of both the u.s. embassy compound and the ambassadors residents, but that no staff were injured. progress government demonstrators filled central damascus over the weekend, expressing their anger at the presence of the u.s. and french ambassadors in the city that has been the center of opposition to
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Jul 21, 2011 6:30pm PDT
british murdoch's papers. they say they have broken into servers belonging to nato and have got their hands on restricted material. they said that they were sitting on a gigabyte of data stolen frfr the military alliance. on wednesday, authorities in the u.s. and europe arrested 21 alleged members of the anonymous. nato has called the group a threat to governments and the people. for anyone out there who has criticized their employer, there is some good news. the european court of justice has ruled in favor of a nurse who complain about the care of a nursing home she worked at and was fired up -- was fired forward. >> she lost her job as a jury after connors after bringing a criminal complaint against her employers. -- she lost her job as a nurse for the elderly. the european court of human rights has ruled the dismissal on fair and infringe upon the right of free expression. she accused the nursing-home fraud. she said the company failed to offer the high quality care promised in their advertisements and was putting its patients at risk. the health insurance fund sought similar
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Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
"news of the world". the rupert murdoch media conglomerate has closed the paper. and it delayed efforts today to take over another company, british sky broadcasting or, b- sky-b. we have a report from gary gibbon of "independent television news." >> reporter: gordon brown wooed the murdoch empire like the best of them. but they turned on him, backing david cameron in the last election. today, he turned on them. gordon brown believes his phone and that of his wife may have been hacked into by the "news of the world." he believes someone working on behalf of the "sunday times" accessed his bank account and he believes his son's medical records were obtained by the "sun" newspaper. >> that they had information that fraser had cystic fibrosis which was a matter that they the family were just getting their heads around at the time and dealing with. >> reporter: it was a fast moving day of swirling allegations, political and corporate positioning. amongst the allegations, it was suggested that royal protection officers in the police force had sold confidential royal numbers to the news of the
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Jul 17, 2011 10:00am PDT
its $6 million share in rupert murdoch news corporation can unless the organization conducts a full and open inquiry into the recent phone hacking scandal. church leaders called the actions of murdoch's british tabloid, the news of the world, "utterly reprehensible and unethical. and finally, during its coverage of last month's u.s. open golf tournament, nbc ran a montage that included the pledge of allegiance to the flag. most of it. it left out the words "under god, indivisible. members of congress, among others, complained and nbc this week formally apologized. it said there was nothing ideological about the omission, and that the employees involved have been reprimanded. that's our program for now. i'm bob abernethy. you can follow us on twitter and facebook, find us on youtube, and watch us anytime, anywhere on smart phones and iphones. there's also much more on our web site. yocan comment on all of our stories and share them. audiond vid podcasts are also availle -join uat pbs. org. as we leave you, music from the liturgy of lament, for the victims of sex abuse and their famil
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Jul 24, 2011 1:00pm PDT
resignations, including senior police officers, and it is shaking rupert murdoch's empire. every time paul traveled to england, the memories at king's cross station come flooding back. six years ago, a terrorist attack killed 26 people there. the 7/7 suicide bombings claimed 56 lives, and paul was one of the first helpers' on the scene. when he used a mask to protect a young woman whose face was badly burned, his picture made it into all of the papers. he was bombarded with calls from tabloid journalists. >> asking if i had information, dierent pictures. this is somebody who is not pictured, behind a mask. there was an enormous media attention to getting hold of her picture. >> the police have since told paul that journalists hacked into his phone and the hope of finding out more personal information about the victim. paul has been invited to a dedete about the hacking scandal, where he will talk about his own experience. he came under significant pressure in the tabloids after the bombings and at one point was accused of having a criminal record. >> when i categorically told the
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Jul 14, 2011 6:30pm PDT
murdoch has agreed to give evidence next tuesday to a british parliamentary committee investigating illegal activities at his british newspapers. murdoch and his son james will appear with rebecca brooks, the chief ceo of the british newspaper branch. she is also the former chief editor of "the news of the world," the tabloid which closed in the face of mounting evidence that it and other newspapers gained information by illegal means such as hacked voice mails and buying of policemen. the planned merger of the new york and frankfurt stock exchanges has passed another milestone. >> a large portion of shareholders approved the deal, which creates the world's biggest stock exchange. the approval was one of the last major obstacles to the merger plan. nyse/ueor -- nyse/euronext shareholders already gave the approval last week. authorits 1 5 biion euros in long-term bonds, but only high yields, reflecting concerns over rome's ability to stabilize finances. european shares lost ground for the fourth time in five sessions. the dax finished today lower. the same for the eurostoxx 50. the d
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
what's next for rupert murdoch's media empire, as the investigation expands into the phone hacking scandal. >> woodruff: we update budget negotiations in washington and examine the consequences if lawmakers fail to raise the debt ceiling by the august 2 deadline. >> ifill: tom bearden tells the story of citizen scientists-- some quite young-- on the hunt for ladybugs. >> oh, they're beauties. we can't keep them, sweetie. we're just going to take their picture. >> woodruff: and we reflect on the life of betty ford, as friends, family, and dignitaries gather to pay tribute to the former first lady, who died friday. >> i'm sure they will remember me in recovery and perhaps with equal rights amendment. if i hadn't been married to my husband, i never would have had the voice that i did. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. mar funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> okay, listen. somebody has got to get serious. >> i think... >> we need renewable energy. >> ...renewable energy is vital to our planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae
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Jul 26, 2011 11:00pm PDT
murdoch's possible downfall is yet another tabloid story, a tabloid story about a tabloid story? >> rose: tt's moreshakespearean. >> perhaps. >> rose: so tell me about joyce. w did you know about her? >> i read a lot of newspapers. this was an a.p. service wire story about a woman who had cloned her -- >> rose: dog.-- pit bull named , produced five -- five clones. her name is bernand mckinney, but at the bottom of the article they mentioned she might have been involved -- she might be joyce mckinney, she might involved in a 30-year-old sex and chain story. >> rose: sex and chain?sex and . >> rose: chained to a bed?yes. and it caught my attention. i ended up making a movie about it. >> rose: were you looking for ay jumped up at you? >> i'm always looking for stories. i mean, that's nothing unusual. this story jumped out at me. i had been thinking of doing a tabloid story. that had been on my mind. one of the characters in my movie "tabloid" describes that is t perfect tablo story. i believe they'r absolutely correct. >> rose: when makes the perfect? >> in this particular case the idea of
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